9 926 cultural events were held in 2017


Cultural events in 2017 were held under the auspices of the International Specialized Exhibition “Astana Expo-2017”.

So in 2017 9,926 cultural events were held, which were visited by 5 million people, the official website of the capital akimat reports.

Museums of the capital organized 131 exhibitions, conducted 3 433 excursions and read 104 lectures. The theaters of the city of Astana presented 1 323 plays and performances, 722 concert events took place, the number of spectators was more than 2.2 million people.

The work of 17 city libraries was conducted in the following areas: study and propaganda of national history, military-patriotic education of readers, promotion of literature on healthy lifestyles, prevention of juvenile delinquency, prevention of extremism, provision of anti-terrorist security.

In 2017 the total number of readers was 70 998 people, the library fund totals 704 599 units.